This news release from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute is provided as a courtesy:


September 23, 2019



The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is pleased to announce the eighth offering of the Marine Resources Education Program (MREP) in the Southeast fishery region.


MREP provides fishermen and others interested in federal fisheries with an opportunity to gain insight into how fisheries data are collected and how those data lead to regulations. MREP brings together commercial, charter, and recreational fishermen with scientists, managers, and other marine resource professionals from the South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean to learn, share insights, and network in a neutral and professional setting. Participants leave the program empowered and better prepared to participate in federal fisheries management.

The two-part workshop series is free to selected participants and includes meals, travel and accommodation. Seats are limited.



MREP Southeast Fisheries Science Workshop

St. Petersburg, FL | February 18-20, 2020

MREP Southeast Fisheries Management Workshop

Tampa Bay, FL | April 28-30, 2020




Applications to participate can be found at:


The program principals are available to respond to inquiries about the workshop:

  • Bob Gill, Commercial Fisherman and Seafood Retailer, at (888) 833-1844
  • Dave Webb, Recreational Angler, at (901) 606-1886
  • Ira Laks, Commercial Fisherman, at (561) 719-8857


General questions about the program should be directed to Alexa Dayton, MREP Senior Program Manager, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, (207) 228-1645 or [email protected].